Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Barnet Unison attack
The Green Party Trade Union group and Brent Green Party condemn the vandalism and homophobic abuse directed at John Burgess, Barnet Unison Secretary. John, like many other Trades Unionists is involved in opposition to the London borough of Barnet’s extreme free market policies and also to an avowedly anti-Semitic demonstration scheduled to take place in Golders Green. He had also been a participant in the recent Pride march.
On all these counts we wish to send our support to John. The Green Party opposes free market based austerity and privatisation policies, it opposes racism and it opposes homophobia. We are grateful that Trades Unionists, like John, stand up against such obnoxious tendencies and we hope we will be able to work together to defeat them.
N.Lynch (Chair) & P.Murry (secretary) Green Party Trade Union group
(P.Murry is also Brent Green Party Trade Union Liaison Officer)